Handle - Bigsby, Chet Atkins complete assembly

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Handle - Bigsby, Chet Atkins complete assembly

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Genuine Bigsby® Chet Atkins complete handle assembly for use with Bigsby vibrato units. This assembly attaches to vibratos using the included set screw.

Bigsby part: 0495-0843G

Not compatible with Lightning Series vibratos.

Part Numbers
ColorOur Part NumberUPC/EANBigsby Part Number
GoldP-GB-HANDLE-2G609722146968 0495-0843G
Stainless SteelP-GB-HANDLE-2P609722146975 0495-0843
Product Measurements by Type
Handle Length7.5 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions8.5 in. × 1.75 in. × 1.5 in.
Weight (Packaging)Gold versionP-GB-HANDLE-2G0.26 lbs.
Stainless Steel versionP-GB-HANDLE-2P0.25 lbs.
Product Measurements by Item
P-GB-HANDLE-2G - Gold versionHandle Length7.5 in.
P-GB-HANDLE-2P - Stainless Steel versionHandle Length7.5 in.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 24th, 2016.
JustinG
April 26th, 2016
Staff Member
Top Contributor
If I'm correct the B60 is from the licensed line. All Bigsby parts are designed to work with the U.S.A. Kalamazoo line. Using this arm with the licensed model may require modification.
Anonymous
August 5th, 2017
Yes, the large hole on the assembly needs to be drilled or reamed to 10mm to fit the licensed Bigsbys.
Anonymous
June 8th, 2019
Would this handle work on the new gretsch G5230T guitar without drilling?
BradWbr
June 10th, 2019
Staff Member
The G5230T uses a Bigsby B50 unit, which will most likely require modification to the unit to install this bar.
Asked by Anonymous on April 26th, 2017.
Matt H
April 26th, 2017
The handle is universal but the assembly will be backwards.
Anonymous
December 28th, 2019
So, can I put the arm from the other other side (back) to that joint to get this as a lefty?
BradWbr
December 30th, 2019
Staff Member
There shouldn't be any reason you wouldn't be able to do that, however, the bracket holding the bar will be backwards facing. It should functionally work, but may not look right.
Asked by Anonymous on November 17th, 2016.
Matt H
November 17th, 2016
If the Bigsby on your guitar is from the Original Kalamazoo Line (USA) then this should work.
Asked by Anonymous on November 17th, 2016.
Matt H
November 17th, 2016
This handle is 7.5" and is compatible with the USA B5 model in both functionality and color.
Asked by Anonymous on February 25th, 2018.
Matt H
March 1st, 2018
Bigsby might make one but we do not sell it. You might want to contact Bigsby directly for more information.
Asked by Anonymous on March 1st, 2018.
Matt H
March 2nd, 2018
This listing is for the Chet Atkins assembly in gold or stainless steel.
Asked by Anonymous on May 9th, 2018.
Matt H
May 10th, 2018
This will not be a drop in replacement and will need to be modified in order to work with the B70.
Asked by Anonymous on June 15th, 2018.
Matt H
June 15th, 2018
These will work on Bigsby's that are from their Original Kalamazoo Line. Also, you will need to purchase the Chet Atkins style handle if you do not already have one.
Asked by Anonymous on July 20th, 2018.
Matt H
July 20th, 2018
With a B7 this should be a an easy swap. This handle is held on by a set screw and your stock handle should be similar. If you can confidently remove the stock handle then you should not have a problem replacing it with this handle.
Asked by Anonymous on August 1st, 2018.
Matt H
August 2nd, 2018
This is a genuine Bigsby product made in the Republic of Korea.
Asked by Anonymous on August 27th, 2018.
BradWbr
August 28th, 2018
Staff Member
This is a genuine Bigsby item, if the Gibson Country Gentleman used a Bigsby vibrato unit, this will fit.
Asked by Anonymous on November 20th, 2018.
BradWbr
November 20th, 2018
Staff Member
This should fit US made Bigsby units.
Asked by Anonymous on September 21st, 2019.
BradWbr
September 25th, 2019
Staff Member
The handle assembly for the Chet arm is not compatible with the import B30 unit, and they aren't available as a set at this time.
Asked by Anonymous on January 22nd, 2020.
BradWbr
January 22nd, 2020
Staff Member
It appears that your Bigsby unit is a Gretsch branded unit, and although we do carry gold plated Bigsby vibrato units, we do not carry ones with the Gretsch logo.
Asked by Anonymous on April 7th, 2020.
BradWbr
April 7th, 2020
Staff Member
Yes, there is a pivot pin that allows the arm to rotate. The bar itself can also be moved and adjusted, however, it requires that you loosen a set screw and tighten it back down once the adjustments have been made.
Asked by Anonymous on May 22nd, 2020.
BradWbr
May 22nd, 2020
Staff Member
Modifications would be required to install this on a B50 vibrato unit.

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